Genoa-Juventus Betting Preview: Goals at both ends in an exciting encounter

With nothing but pride to play for, Al Hain-Cole expects Il Grifone to throw caution to the wind in an exciting game against Antonio Conte's Serie A champions on Sunday
Juventus have the chance to extend their lead at the top of Serie A to an impressive 17 points when they travel to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to take on Genoa.

With closest rivals Roma and Napoli not in action until Monday, Antonio Conte’s men are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites with William Hill to tighten their grip on a third consecutive Scudetto even further with a fifth straight league win in this one.

Having lost just one of their last 10 matches on home turf, Il Grifone are available at to 17/2 (9.50) to consign their guests to just a second defeat of the Serie A season.

Three of the last five meetings between the sides have resulted in a draw, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them cancelling each other out once again this time out.

Such is their instinctive winning habit that the champions have breezed through potentially tense recent encounters with Torino, AC Milan and Fiorentina to come out on top without even conceding a single goal.

However, sitting comfortably in mid-table with no genuine chance of either European qualification nor a relegation struggle, the pressure surrounding Sunday’s opponents will be nothing like that of La Vecchia Signora’s recent conquests, lending them a freedom that should make for a refreshingly open game.

Having failed to score just once in their last 10 games on home soil, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side can attack their distinguished guests with confidence, just as they threw caution to the wind in recent 3-3 draws against both Fiorentina and Udinese.

Considering Juventus have conceded in four of their last five league games on the road and not drawn a blank in over a year in Serie A, odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem like excellent value on both teams finding the net in an end-to-end match on Sunday.

Both teams to score for a 1.5pt stake at 5/4 (2.25) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.